Private Gilbert Harry Tripney

Service number 1745
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Gladstone
Death Date 1916-10-16
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Gilbert Harry Tripney (1745, 48th Battalion), from Peterborough, SA, was an electrical apprentice before the war. He enlisted in March 1916, giving his age as 18 years 1 month. Gilbert was killed in action at Vierstraat, Belgium, on 16 October 1916. He is buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium. His father wrote after the war that his son was 16 years and 10 months old at the time of his death, and noted that he had been a champion rifle shot.



Date of embarkation 11 April 1915
Date of enlistment 04 March 1916
Date of death 16 October 1916
Date of fate 16 October 1916